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#2492769 - 08/24/11 12:44 PM What Straps Do You Like For Stands?
Jarred525
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What ratchet straps do you find last the longest? Have you been successful with other types of straps or chains?

I normally use the cheap ones from Walmart but only get a couple of years out of them. Would like something more durable if it is out there.

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#2493754 - 08/25/11 02:03 AM Re: What Straps Do You Like For Stands? [Re: Jarred525]
stik
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i pull the straps at the end of the season to get them out of the weather. so far they have lasted about 6 years.
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#2493865 - 08/25/11 06:44 AM Re: What Straps Do You Like For Stands? [Re: stik]
Rubberduck270
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I use the bigger sized ones from WalMart and I will spray them with White Lithium Grease when I do my stand maintenance in the Summer. Helps keep them loose so I can tighten or loosen them as needed.

I've them on 3 stands for about 4 years now. All of them still work just fine. I stay away from cheaper painted metal ones and opt for the galvanized ones, whether they are going on a stand or I'm using them for other purposes. They don't rust nearly as bad.
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#2495539 - 08/26/11 10:09 AM Re: What Straps Do You Like For Stands? [Re: Rubberduck270]
cecil30-30
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I buy the bigger rachet straps,I will not use the cheap rachet straps that a stand comes with.I like thes ones that are rated for at least 1000lbs.
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#2504180 - 09/01/11 01:13 PM Re: What Straps Do You Like For Stands? [Re: Rubberduck270]
mr.hicks
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
I use the bigger sized ones from WalMart and I will spray them with White Lithium Grease when I do my stand maintenance in the Summer. Helps keep them loose so I can tighten or loosen them as needed.


Now that grease sounds like a good idea! i cant stand those things hanging up on me.
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#2506580 - 09/03/11 06:28 PM Re: What Straps Do You Like For Stands? [Re: mr.hicks]
Trevor2
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Has anyone ever tried spraying the straps with a silicone before installation? I thought of this while reading this and just wondered if it would help them last longer and not dryrot so quick.
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